SEIU Now Collecting Dues from Medicaid Payments Meant for Disabled Kids
10:09 AM, Nov 11, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
There are a number of bizarre schemes unions have used to coerce dues out of public funds. For a long time, I thought the most appalling example was a Michigan scheme where the United Auto Workers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees held a sham vote-by-mail organizing election that "unionized" Michigan's home daycare providers largely against their will. This allowed them to collect union dues from state chid care subsidies.
However, it turns out there are even worse union scams happening in Michigan right now. Joel Gehrke at the Washington Examiner reports:
The SEIU takes $6 million a year that would otherwise go to helping disabled children. Unions seem to wonder why they are under attack these days, but you read reports like this and it's not exactly a mystery why more and more Americans are fed up.